Nama lengkapnya Nadya Yuti Hutagalung. Lahir di Sydney, Australia, pada 28 Juli 1974. Dia adalah model dan pemandu acara TV berdarah
campuran Australia dan Indonesia. Ia memulai karir modellingnya di usia 12 di Tokyo, Jepang. Ketika MTV Asia mulai mengudara dari Singapura di tahun 1995, ia termasuk salah satu VJ pertamanya. Saat ini ia tinggal di Singapura.Actor, host, creative, model, entrepreneur, humanitarian.
Nadya has been consistently voted one of Asia’s sexiest and most beautiful women. She was also one of MTV Asia’s legendary original VJ’s, being offered the top position almost immediately and winning her the 1997 Best Light Entertainment Presenter Award at the Asian Television Awards for entertaining 70 million households across Asia. She also stormed the world of fashion and modeling at the tender age of 12, starting in Tokyo and working her way around Southeast Asia and Australia, wowing top international press publications with her distinctive looks and infectious vibrant personality.
But so much more than her amazing start in the entertainment world, Nadya has sustained all her hard work and has risen to become one of the most sought after, multi-faceted, accomplished women in Asia. She was voted one of Asia’s Leading Trendmakers by Asiaweek magazine, alongside the Dalai Lama, Michelle Yeoh and Chow Yun Fatt, for her special ability to inspire and fascinate. In this same year, she was also voted Showtime Personality of the Year by Singapore’s The New Paper, and Singapore’s Most Gorgeous Woman by Female magazine readers. Nadya was also named as one of the top ten “Shining Stars” on Indonesian Television by the Indonesian publication, Bintang.
Her keen eye for creative and impeccable style in both life and fashion has propelled her to a league of her own and was the incentive for her to launch her own jewelry line and fine art work. The jewelry line is called O-Sel meaning ‘Clear Light’ in Tibetan. The name says it all and with Nadya’s unique eye she has managed to create timeless pieces that simply take your breath away. They are pieces to treasure. Her keen eye for colour and style led her on to painting, in part encouraged by her artist mother. A recent exhibition of her artwork helped raise much needed money for the Tsunami Relief Fund, which enabled her to match another passion, that of helping others.
Her passion for life has given her the drive to offer help where and when it is needed; therefore her charity work has taken a front seat too. She divides whatever free time she has between championing the preservation of endangered species, painting for charitable art exhibitions for causes such as the Tsunami Relief Fund and volunteering both physical and fundraising aid (for the Bali bombings and the Jogakarta quake victims).